Police identified the man found dead on Artic Avenue in north Nashville early Tuesday as Tommy Lee Perkins.
Perkins, 48, was beaten to death after a reported argument in his room at the Ravin Motel at 1360 Brick Church Pike, where he had been living. A group of people walking by discovered Perkins’ body in the street at 1:30 Tuesday morning.
According to police, Perkins' arrest history involves 52 offenses over 18 years, including a 2002 felony cocaine conviction in Nashville and felony burglary convictions in Shelby County in 1994.
Police urge anyone with information regarding Perkins’ death to call 862-7901 or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.